A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020032019. Unique identifier: pr2020032019. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 02:00:54 / February 1, 2020 @ 2:00 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8435 West, latitude 17.8883 North, depth = 9 km. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:00:54 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-two, in the past 30 days nine hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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